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Published on Saturday, March 23, 2013

Muslim Journeys DisplayChevy Chase is proud to announce that we have added the "Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys" to our collection.  It is a collection of books, films and other resources whose aim is to familiarize the American public with Islam and the culture and history of Islamic civilizations. These materials have been generously donated to us through the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

‘Crocodile on the Sandbank' by Elizabeth Peters

Published on Friday, March 22, 2013

Crocodile on the Sandbank coverApril's Mystery Book Club selection is Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters. This novel is the first book in the popular Amelia Peabody series. Crocodile on the Sandbank follows Victorian Egyptologist Amelia Peabody to Egypt, where she discovers she has a knack for solving mysteries.

History Book Club selection for April

Published on Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The History Book Club is reading Having Our Say by Sarah and Elizabeth Delaney, with Amy Hearth, for the April 9 meeting.

This is the fascinating story of two African American sisters who witnessed the changes in America over more than 100 years.  If you haven't read this book already, now would be a good time to do so.  Come discuss it at the Chevy Chase Library on April 9 at 1 p.m.

This Month: 'Point to Point Navigation'

Published on Friday, March 8, 2013

Point to Point NavigationThis month's History Book Club selection is Point to Point Navigation by Gore Vidal. 

Come discuss this fascinating book at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, in the meeting room on the second floor.

The discussion will be led by librarian Dave Gantt.

Published on Thursday, March 7, 2013

Friends of the Library Chevy ChaseChevy Chase Library Children's Room invites children from all of the District of Columbia public libraries to participate in the annual Sheila Robertson Writing Contest.  This award, sponsored by Friends of the Chevy Chase Library, encourages children from kindergarten to eighth grade, to read and write book reviews about a special book that inspired them.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Published on Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The DC Public Library will be open during its regular hours on Thursday, March 7.

Published on Monday, March 4, 2013

Professor and the Madman coverThe March selection of the Chevy Chase Book Club is The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester.  It’s a true story of murder, madness and the making of the Oxford English Dictionary.

Copies of The Professor and the Madman can be picked up at the Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library.

The club will meet on March 4 at 7 p.m.

'Pym' by Mat Johnson

Published on Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pym coverThe February selection of the Chevy Chase Book Club is Pym by Mat Johnson.  It is a hilarious and insightful book about race, obsession and literature that uses Edgar Allan Poe's bizarre novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym as a jumping off point.